Oso Libre Winery
Vines - Wines - Angus
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History

 

Welcome to Oso Libre Ranch, meaning “Free Bear” in Spanish. 

This represents our blended family names and the spirit of the early California pioneers.

In 1996, Linda and Chris Behr purchased 90 acres of raw land here on the Westside of Paso Robles.  Slowly, they developed the land and turned it into a sustainable, modern working ranch that hosts over 25,000 annual visitors.  One of their sons, Jeff Freeland and his wife Elizabeth along with their twin daughters, moved up here in 2007 to help start the family-owned and operated business, Oso Libre Winery.  They opened in October 2009 after spending many years slowly learning how to grow vines and make wines.  After the twins turned 18, the Freeland’s had a plan to move back to Los Angeles and they relocated in 2019. The key ingredient to our successful Vines, Wines and Angus program is that we enjoy what we do and the lifestyle that comes with it!

We produce award winning, artisanal estate wines in limited quantities. Our sustainably farmed vineyards are deeply rooted in rugged, calcareous (limestone) hills exposed to sunshine and ocean breezes consistently producing rich, complex fruit. Our Westside Adelaida District AVA is well known for the amazing micro-climate and neighboring great wineries.

Our harvest usually comes late in October or early November, which is about six weeks longer than in warmer climates. This extended hang time for the grapes rewards us with premium and sophisticated fruit, resulting in exceptional wine. We invite you to experience our distinct direct varietal estate vintages, Bordeaux and Rhone blends and dessert wines.